A post on Instagram accuses the teacher of saying “This school is lucky they don’t let me bring my 9mm glock, or else I would have shot four students already.”
If approved, the raise will be retroactive to July 2021. It’s in line with the pay bump teachers already received.
With Black and Hispanic youth being hit especially hard, the percentage of students meeting math and English standards dropped significantly during the pandemic.
“Tipsters can send reports on anything from school threats they’ve seen or overheard to personal crises including sexual harassment, self-harm, abuse, bullying and depression,” The LBUSD said.
Hamid Torabzadeh, who runs a Red Cross program that helps prepare teens for potential climate disasters, was one of just six people honored with the award.
The school district’s Grow Your Own partnership with LBCC will speed students toward a teaching career and give them a conditional contract if they return to Long Beach.
Diana Michaelson was a driving force behind the student-led climate change policy adopted by the LBUSD, and now, her work is being recognized internationally.
Frustrated teachers writing about why they left the profession has practically become its own subgenre, but one LBUSD teacher struck a chord when he bucked the trend.
“In all my years in school, I have never met a teacher as approachable and caring as Mr. Underwood,” one student wrote about the Millikan teacher.
From Mexico to Ukraine, LBUSD staff say they want their classes to be a welcoming, helpful step for people coming to Long Beach from across the world.